Just People have been a staple of the North West music scene for nearly a decade. Hailed as the exuberant love children of Cat Stevens and Led Zeppelin, their sound has stretched from Soul, to Folk, to Rock with undertones of rampant psychedelia. Though ever diverse and always changing, Darcy Wallace of the Oregon Voice puts it best: “JUST PEOPLE are tough to pin down, but damn it, it just sounds so good.”
Just People’s impending release “Monolith” is their most concrete and complete volume of work to date. Working closely with mastermind engineer and producer Justin Phelps (Cake/The Mars Volta), Monolith takes you on a journey through past and contemporary soundscapes, creating something deep and uniquely diverse. With certain songs featuring nine piece orchestral arrangements and others as simple as a soulful guitar and vocal pairing, Monolith is a discovery unto itself.
In their nine year career, Just People have shared the stage with an eclectic mix of artists that only confirms their diverse and genre bending sound. This includes: RJD2, Blackalicious, Allen Stone, March Fourth Marching Band, Devil Makes Three, Rebirth Brass Band, Swamp Dogg, Jackie Greene, Medium Troy, Worth, Marv Ellis and Diego's Umbrella.